StoryCorps 420: TED-time Stories03/23/15
StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is this year's TED Prize winner. Last week, he gave a TED talk in Vancouver. In this episode you'll hear part of that talk, as well as the stories he shared with the audience.
StoryCorps 419: I Shall Be Released
Early in the morning of March 18, 1990, two thieves pulled off the biggest art heist in history at the Isabella Stuart Gardner museum in Boston. In this episode, we hear from the guard who mistakenly let them in. Music in this episode: "Logjam" and...
StoryCorps 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate
Two stories from San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge. First, we'll hear from two ironworkers who have spent more than 25 years on the bridge. Then, a young man who almost took his own life there speaks with the man who talked him down. Music in...
StoryCorps 417: Remembering Wil Smith
In this special episode, we're remembering StoryCorps participant Wil Smith, who recorded two interviews with his daughter, Olivia, and talked about being a single dad while attending college. Wil died last week after a long battle with cancer.
StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington
Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. But today he is a mentee at the White House and part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for...
StoryCorps 415: Lucky in So Many Ways
Bill Jones, the first single man in California to successfully adopt a child, tells his friend Stu Maddux about his son, Aaron.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the participants at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help support our work at...
StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yosur
In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher.In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her...
StoryCorps 413: When Sean Speaks
Sean Carter was a college student putting himself through school in Wichita Falls, Texas, when he was in a serious car accident.He was riding with a friend who had been drinking, and sustained a traumatic brain injury in the crash.Today, Sean is...
StoryCorps 412: True Blue
Shane Fairchild, a transgender man lived with his wife Blue Bauer, a transgender woman for almost 6 years.Blue transitioned when she was 54 years old. She and Shane met at a bar and were inseparable until Blue got lung cancer. She died on April 12,...
StoryCorps 411: The Ballad of Wendell Scott
On January 30, 2015 Wendell Scott became the first African American driver to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.Scott started racing in 1952 toward the end of the Jim Crow era, and was the first African American to win at NASCAR’s elite major...
StoryCorps 410: Standing with a Giant
In his early 20s, Max Starkloff was in a near fatal car accident, which left him quadriplegic and living in a nursing home. One day he came across a young woman who worked there, named Colleen. At StoryCorps in St. Louis, Colleen Kelly Starkloff sat...
StoryCorps 409: The Come Back
When Darlene Lewis' son was released from prison 20 years ago, he couldn't find work.So, Darlene decided to do something about it.She runs an organization dedicated to helping former inmates find jobs. Darlene prepares them for interviews, places them...
StoryCorps 408: How We Roll
In July 2014, Raphael Hameed was walking with his 5-year-old son, Ish, when they were hit by a speeding car. Raphael lost his leg. Ish, his only son, was killed.While the driver is awaiting trial for vehicular homicide, her sister, Megiddëh Goldston,...
StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa
Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. Write to the...
StoryCorps 406: The Bridge
Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.Hear more stories at StoryCorps.org. If you'd like to write to the people you hear on this podcast, send a...
StoryCorps 405: Still Standing
Ruth Coker Burks was in her early 20s and raising a small child when the AIDS epidemic hit Arkansas, her home state.Although she had no formal medical training, Ruth took it upon herself to care for AIDS patients who were abandoned by their families...
StoryCorps 404: Taking Care
In 2013, Maurice Rowland was working as a cook at Valley Springs Manor, an assisted living home for elderly residents in California. He got his friend Miguel Alvarez a job there as a janitor last fall.But in October of that year the company that...
StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II
Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special,"Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. To hear more stories visit http://storycorps.org/listen. If you'd like to...
StoryCorps 402: Beyond The Front Lines Part I
This Veterans Day, honor our men and women in uniform with "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special", a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.To hear more stories visit http://storycorps.org/listen. If you'd like...
StoryCorps 401: On the Home Front: Veteran's Day 2014
For Veteran's Day, we hear three different stories from military members. First, Ryan Sharp and his father discuss Ryan's return from Iraq--he came State side, felt off and didn't know why.Then, we revisit Army widower Max Voelz--and hear from another...
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